Student Employment

We’re here to help you invest in your education in a way that is affordable and financially responsible. Student employment is one of many ways we work with you to do that.

Understanding Student Employment

At St. Lawrence, we want to help make your dream education possible and student employment is one way we do that. An on-campus job can help you manage the cost while providing you with professional experiences and opportunities.

Financial Security, Professional Skills

One way we encourage you to meet your educational and personal expenses while living on campus is to secure an on-campus job. 

However, the outcome of working on-campus can be greater than providing you with financial support. We strive to create employment opportunities that serve as an extension of your academic experience and teach you valuable skills to launch your career.

Your Aid Package: Federal Work Study

Federal Work Study is a form of financial aid awarded in your financial aid package. 

Essentially, it is money that is available to you should you choose to hold an on-campus job. 

Your application process for an on-campus job is the same. The only distinction is that preference is given to federal work study candidates during the hiring process to ensure you will have access to the funds available to you.

Balancing Work and Academics

We believe on-campus employment should serve as a complement to your classes, not a competition to it. 

To help maintain a healthy balance between the two, students are allowed to work 15 hours per week and up to 40 hours during breaks.

Finding an on-campus job shouldn’t be a challenging experience. At St. Lawrence, it won’t be. 

The Financial Aid Office is responsible for administering all student on-campus employment opportunities—you can either browse openings in their office, on the campus employment website, or by inquiring directly with the department you wish to work with. 

Campus employment can be a valuable part of your St. Lawrence experience, so we make it easy to find an opportunity that’s right for you.

Helping You Create an Affordable Future

700+

students who work on-campus jobs

58%

Of St. Lawrence students receive need-based financial aid

94%

Of recent graduates are working a full-time job or pursuing an advanced degree within a year of graduation

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